New Year in Lake Garda

How to celebrate an Italian New Year's Eve

What are your plans for New Year's Eve? A question that torments all of us every year again. What about spending the New Year break on Lake Garda?

Exactly, Lake Garda is a wonderful holiday destination also in December, New Year's Eve included. There are many options to choose from, capable of satisfying every visitor.

You can traditionally celebrate in the open air as the main lake towns organize public parties with food stalls, special activities, music and fireworks to welcome the New Year.

In Italy, it is typical to hold a big New Year's Eve dinner. If you want to follow this tradition, there are numerous restaurants for every budget on Lake Garda, offering New Year's Eve menus and entertainment. If this is not enough for you, you can continue your celebrations in the famous discos at Lake Garda until early morning. 

If you travel with children, you could spend a thrilling day at the Gardaland theme park. From the 3rd of December 2022 to the 8th of January 2023 it turns into Gardaland Magic Winter with Christmas lighting, decorations and themed shows. A fun way to spend the last day of the year. In winter, the park closes at 6 pm, so you will have enough time to prepare yourselves for the big New Year's Eve party.

And what about New Year's Eve at a spa? Lake Garda boasts many thermal baths where you can spend relaxing days. At the Caesius Thermae & SPA Resort, for example, you can celebrate New Year's Eve with an elegant, themed evening.

Who wants to kick off the New Year with a cleansing fresh start, can participate in the traditional New Year Day's swim in Lake Garda. How? Just go to Piazza Tre Novembre in Riva del Garda at 12 noon, take your clothes off and take a dip. A tradition that has gained popularity also in Bardolino in recent years.

So... what are your plans for New Year's Eve?